Thursday, April 20

i'm officially a COVER girl!

hello crafty friends!

it is always special when you hold a magazine with your creations inside, but it is EXTRA SPECIAL when the editor puts one of your designs as a main project on the cover of the magazine! well, this is what happened to me... today i'm officially a COVER GIRL for SIMPLY CARDS & PAPERCRAFT! YAY!

you can here your copy of the magazine HERE!

all the products used in my projects are from MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store.

THANK YOU for stopping by!

have a wonderful weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,

Wednesday, April 19

the biggest adventure {INDIGOBLU}

hello crafty friends!

it is time for the mixed post over at INDIGOBLU blog and since it is all about telling stories this month, i decided to create a card with another one of my favourite INDIGOBLU quotes.

here are some more close ups:

THANK YOU for stopping by today!
have a wonderful week!

hugs 'n smiles,

Friday, March 31

HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MARCH blog hop


it is the last friday of the month and as usual it is time for the HEARTFELT CREATIONS alumni designers MARCH blog hop!

if you followed the right path you came here from alissa wells' blog and
your next stop is gini cagle's blog.

and in case you get lost, here is the complete list of the participants in this blog hop:
vicki dutcher
gloria stengel
kathy clement
deneen treble
alissa wells
emilia van den heuvel --> ME
gini cagle
emily niehaus
sarah miller
archana joshi

this hop starts today, march 31st at 8 am and closes monday, april 3rd at 11:59pm EST. and as usual, the winner will be chosen randomly from one of the participating blogs. all you have to do is leave a comment on every blog and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at HEARTFELT CREATIONS.

the winner will be announced on the HC blog and on HC FACEBOOK page on april 5th. he/she just needs to email HEARTFELT CREATIONS at with "winner of march alumni hop" in subject line.

NB! the winner of the blog hop will have 72 hours to claim their prize otherwise another name will be drawn.

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have fun hopping!

and GOOD luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

Sunday, March 26

SHANGHAI 2016 {kaisercreaft & merly impressions}

hello crafty friends!

and HAPPY SUNDAY to all of you! 

this is the last layout i've created for MERLY IMPRESSIONS' blog featuring the lovely HANAMI GARDEN collection from KAISERCRAFT {available at MERLY IMPRESSIONS' online store}.


decorative die - MINI FOLIAGE

TIM HOLTZ - embossing ink pad
RANGER INK - embossing powder GOLD
SPELLBINDERS - cherry blossoms die
DIE-VERSIONS - whispers die PAGODA
SIZZIX - framelits dies LABELS FANCY 6
cardstock - GOLD

and here are more close ups and some TIPS&TRICKS on how did it:

use a designer stencil, embossing ink and embossing powder to create the gold pattern on your background paper. once the image has cooled down, spray some KAISERMIST on top to give it vintage look-and-feel.

TIP! use different coloured and different shape flowers and foliage to create the flower cluster.

add die cut blossoms on top of the embossed image to give it 3D effect. embellish with rhinestones.

use MOUNTING foam tape to secure your images.

die cut the foliage from white cardstock and colour it with distress ink.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a lovely SUNDAY!

hugs 'n smiles,

Thursday, March 23


hello scrappy friends!

this is a project i created for BOBUNNY using their amazing . it features their wonderful FIGHT collection and PENTART texture paste - 

"BE the LIGHT"

PATTERN PAPER: faith, courage, rejoice / FAITH
6x6 paper pad: FAITH
layered chipboard: FAITH
noteworthy: FAITH
clear sickers: FAITH
stamps: DOODLES
stickable stencil: OH MY STARS
dies: BELIEF
blossoms: BUTTERCUP
dot brads: TUXEDO
double dot jewels: CITRUS

TOOLS: palette knife assortment pack

structure paste: WHITE

and here are some CLOSE UPS and TRICKS & TIP on how i did it: 

use STICKABLE STENCIL and STRUCTURE PASTE to create the dimensional layer on your background paper. once the paste has dried, use stamps to add extra pattern to your background.

layer different blossoms and use fussy cut images to decorate your layout.

TIP! add brads to your flowers to secure them together.

add rhinestones and stickers to finish your design off.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a wonderful creative day!

hugs 'n smiles,

Saturday, March 18

HELLO {indigoblu}

hello crafty friends! 

today i'm up at INDIGOBLU blog with a new project to celebrate the coming SPRING.

ELLA BELLA red rubber stamp
megaflake WINTER DOWN
VODKA MARTINI artist's acrylic paint

TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad - SPUN SUGAR
TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad - WORN LIPSTICK

and here are some close ups of my project:

blend the two colours pink together to achive distressed look and feel of you project.

add flowers and pearls to decorate your card.

 to cover the wood word better add a few layers of the metallic paint.

THANK YOU for stopping by today!

have a fabulous weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,